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Success of Atkins diet is in the calories Oct. 29, 2000 By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY. People on the Atkins diet slash their calories by more than 1,000 a day, which may partly explain why some report dramatic weight loss with the low-carbohydrate diet, a study says.

Diet doctors chew fat over obesity.   DENVER (Oct. 23, 2000) -- Two of America's leading diet doctors faced off recently in a sometimes acrimonious debate over the best way to solve one of the nation's most vexing medical problems: the country's staggering rate of obesity.

Life Without Carbohydrates?  Sept. 11, 2000 Sharon Howard, R.D. drkoop.com Health Columnist

Put Protein in Perspective April 28, 2000  "Let me be perfectly clear: I'm not a fan of The Zone, Carbohydrate Addict's, Atkins or any other low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. But with all the buzz they've created, I've been forced to take another look at the way I eat -- which is probably similar to the way you do."

Low Carbohydrate Diets Take Them With a Grain of Salt  James J. Kenney, Ph.D., R.D.American Council on Science and Health. Does the relative ability of individual foods and diets to raise blood glucose have a unique or tremendous influence on human health?

Protein vs CarbsSelf Magazine, March 1997, by Nuna Albert

High-protein diets gaining support Sept. 21, 1999By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY: For a while, low-fat diets and high-carbohydrate diets were all the rage. But the latest hot trend is low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets - despite vehement opposition from nutrition experts who say they aren't healthful.

Burning Calories From High-Fat Meals The New York Times, December 18, 1996Many of us know from experience that even the occasional "high-fat" binge (during the holidays or special events) can have a lasting impression on your waistline. The exact biological mechanism for it was explained recently at a conference on reducing dietary fat, covered by Jane Brody of The New York Times.

The Reincarnation of the High-Protein Diet SOURCE: Atkins, Robert C., Dr. Atkins’ NEW Diet Revolution, M. Evans & Company, New York, 1992.In the’ 70s, it was reincarnated as the Stillman diet. Then in the ‘80s it peaked again as the popular Scarsdale diet. But despite high protein’s questionable past, a new crop of high-protein diet books, such as The Zone and Dr. Atkin’s New Diet Revolution have caught the public's attention again. Today’s high-protein diet has been modified to include 40% of total calories from carbohydrates, a little more than what was advocated in the past, with fat and protein each providing 30% of total calories

Dietitians warn of low-carbo diet dangers NEW YORK, Oct 19 , 1999(Reuters Health) - Individuals who stick to the high-fat, high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets such as the popular 'Atkins Diet' may risk long-term health problems, according to the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The ADA is a professional organization representing the nation's licensed nutritionists and dietitians.

Chewing the fat over Atkins' 'Revolution' 01/06/99 The advice in the book runs contrary to that of most health organizations, including the National Cancer Institute and American Heart Association, which recommend a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains

No Bull: Beef is Back Nov. 6 2000 (HealthSCOUT) High-protein diets, strong economy fuel comeback

Do You Eat Enough Fiber? Popular protein diets fare especially badly

Eat Fat, Get Thin? November 23, 1999; Dieters on protein-rich regimens report great success. But some doctors question the safety of these low-carb plans.

Low-Carb Diet Disputed Feb. 22 2000 (HealthSCOUT) --Dietitians say study of Atkins' diet no proof it's healthy

Eat These Pork Chops and Call Me in the Morning The government convenes a meeting of prominent diet docs. They agree to disagree (Time Magazine)

Paging Dr. Atkins...! This doctor is in. He's really 'in.' But will his meaty, cheese-heavy diet prove to be full of holes?

Are Low-Carbohydrate Diets Good for What Ails You? Number 4 1996, by Dr. James J. Kenney

Atkins Diest is FAD

Atkins' Diet: Can We Have Our Turkey and Eat it Too? November 26, 1999 CNN Interview with Dr. Atkins

Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Heresy or Hype David A. Levitsky, Ph.D., Professor, Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University

FAD DIETS The American Heart Association

Ketogenic By Ellen Coleman, RD, MA, MPH

10 Best Reasons a Low-Carb Diet is Wrong PDF file

High Protein Diets and Heart Disease A negative twist on a positive study

Don't mess with carbohydrates...

Protein Power A scathing review of PP by the Wheat Food Council

Separating Fact from Fiction in SUGAR BUSTERS By the Sugar Association

Sugar Myths -- A Trick or Treat? Another Pro-Sugar article

The Great Debate

The Lowdown on Low Carbohydrate Diets by Elisa S. Zied, MS, RD, CDN

THE GREAT DEBATE: HIGH VS. LOW PROTEIN DIETS

The Low-Carb Diet Craze NOVEMBER 1, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 18 From Time magazine

Fad Diets versus Dietary Guidelines From the American Institute For Cancer Research, review of several low-carb diets

Is Fat Making a Comeback? May 15, 2000 --Not really. But experts say that low-fat diets aren't the answer, either.

Spending A Week In The Zone with Barry Sears, Ph.D. March 13, 2000

WebMD Live Chat Transcript: The Carbohydrate Addict's Healthy Heart Program with Rachael and Richard Heller, M.D.'s

Diet Gurus Belly Up to the Debate Table Feb. 24, 2000 (Washington) --Dueling Diets: Creators of Popular Diets Find Little Common Ground on Healthy Eating

Zoned Out? Fad-Free Diet Works Best for Diabetes June 12, 2000 (San Antonio) --New Nutritional Guidelines on the Horizon

Against the grain: the low-carb zone diet rises from fad to fixture From Time magazine DECEMBER 15, 1997

While diet docs debate fats and carbs, weight loss still comes down to calories From U.S. News, 3/6/00

Weighing The Diets NOVEMBER 1, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 18: There's a system for every taste, lifestyle and level of willpower. Here's a pound watcher's guide to some of the most popular

Taking aim at obesity, govt to test popular diets May 31, 2000

High-protein diets not advised for diabetics June 12, 2000 —  Risks range from low blood sugar to more heart disease

Government takes aim at obesity WASHINGTON, May 30, 2000 

Weight-loss gurus debate fad diets Feb. 24, 2000 

Cheers, Jeers for No-Carb Diet Oct. 18, 2000: Users Like the Fatty Menu, but Docs Cite Dangers

Renaissance of Low-Carb Diet April 23, 2000 - Like Bellbottoms and VW Bugs, Dr. Atkins is Back

Perspectives on Obesity From: The 1999 North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) Annual Scientific Meeting

Diet Divas Debate  

High Fat, Low Carbs, What's the Harm? Dec.1999

Experts Say Sugar Is Not Fattening Mar.2000

Protein diet vs. low-fat: USDA hosts nutrition debate From CNN February 25, 2000

Meat, eggs and cheese: Protein diets remain popular From CNN September 7, 1999

 

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